Looking to continue form – Corica

After navigating past the challenge of Brisbane Roar on Monday night, Steve Corica gave a slight indication as to how he will handle Saturday’s clash with Newcastle Jets.

With their spot in the top six secured, Corica will be looking to cement his side’s position in 5th place which will see them take on 4th place in an Elimination Final.

As things stand heading into the final round of action, for the first time, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers will meet in the post season.

Before they can get there though, Sydney FC welcome Newcastle Jets to the new Allianz Stadium for the first time and Corica believes that his side are beginning to find form at the right time.

“I think we are slowly building. In the backend of the season we are beginning to get our players back and fit and taking results and winning games now which is important.

“You want to continue that form into the Finals against Newcastle next week but I have always believed in this squad that they can do something special and now we’re in the finals now and there’s no reason that we can’t go and win it,” the Head Coach said.

Sydney FC secured Finals once again

“It’s good to be in the Finals with one game to go but you still want to win that game and lead into the finals with three wins on the trot and that’s what we are going to try and do next week.

With the upcoming Finals Series in mind, the Sydney FC Head Coach has hinted that slight rotation may be on the cards on Saturday afternoon at Allianz Stadium.

“There might be one or two players that we might rest but you want to finish the season off with a win at home.

“We’re now unbeaten in four so we want to continue that leading into the Finals as it’s good for the confidence,” he said.

Robert Mak limped off in the first half and probably will miss Saturday’s game

Robert Mak came off late in the first half with a hamstring complaint and could likely spend a week on the sidelines with a long term view.

“He had a tight hamstring so it was a little bit precautionary when he told us he wanted to come off so we will wait and see next week.

“He may be one that we look to rest but other than that he’s not too bad.”

Throughout the match, Sydney FC showed great defensive solidarity and Corica gave Andrew Redmayne plaudits for the way that he carried himself on the night.

“It was great for him to keep a clean sheet and he made some very important saves,” Corica said.

Andrew Redmayne in goal

“That is really great for his confidence and great for the team’s confidence too as we look forward to next week against Newcastle Jets at home.”